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CSEC Data and Reporting

California legislation passed in 2014 (SB 855), and in 2015 (SB 794), as well as federal legislation passed in 2014 (PL 113-183), require the collection and reporting of data pertaining to commercially sexually exploited children.  Please see below for more information.

Data Collection

There are difficulties obtaining accurate data given multiple agencies using different data systems.

ACL 16-49 (May 23, 2016)
Implementation of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Permanent Changes to the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS)

ACL 15-49 (May 25, 2015)
Implementation of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Special Project Codes in the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS)


With the passage of SB 855, the California legislature requires CDSS to report CSEC data by April 2017.

The data requested is

a) the participating counties
b) the number of victims served by each county (referred to the child abuse hotline, currently served by child welfare and probation departments)
c) the types of services provided
d) innovative strategies relating to collaboration with children, child service providers, and survivors of CSEC regarding prevention, training, and services, and the identification of further barriers and challenges to preventing and serving CSEC.

In response to PL 113-183 and PL 114-22, the federal government requests the following information be reported at various time frames.The data requested is

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